Comments: 10
Tannat 2 years ago
Certainly sounds interesting. I might have seen a TV documentary based on this at some point.
I was just thinking the same thing ...
Elentarri's Book Blog 2 years ago
It was interesting. It might help with your Halloween bingo too. The book is fairly short and reads quickly.
Tannat 2 years ago
Hmm...what square would it work for? Not deadlands, surely...
Tannat 2 years ago
On another note, would this book be a good ebook candidate? Or is it full of charts and asides and so on?
Elentarri's Book Blog 2 years ago
It's got a bunch of black and white graphics - photos of a handful of paintings and scenery and one map (line drawing). No charts or footnotes. It has a bibliography and index at the back. It should be ok for an ebook. You won't miss much with the graphics. You don't really need the map to follow along, or you can print one out off the net (which is probably better anyway - you get to choose a prettier map). You just need to know where Wallacia, Moravia, Transylvania, Poland, Hugary, Ottoman Empire and Constantinople/Istanbul are in relation to each other, since Vlad moves between these places and has allies/enemies in these places. I found an internet map more useful for that. State borders have a habit of changing.

This is the map in the book:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UJid7MFZp8c/UnWuS5AzpCI/AAAAAAAACDI/QMQtabimYqc/s1600/Dracula's+Romania.jpg

Tannat 2 years ago
Thanks! Not that I really need to add to Mount TBR...
Elentarri's Book Blog 2 years ago
Growing mountains is a force of nature or at least plate tectonics... so adding books to keep the metaphor realistic is allowed. *innocent look*
Hah. Thus spoke the scientist!

(There's also such a thing as gravity. I'm repeatedly running into it lately and discovering by experiment that it seems to provide for an unavoidable counterweight to growing mountains of books. The results, alas, aren't very pretty. Must research further what can be done about this ...)

(Umm. Need more books to conduct further experiments? "bats blonde eyelashes")
Tannat 2 years ago
Haha, you guys are the worst (in a good way)!